Family of 2 boys killed in storm asking for motorcyclists to join funeral procession
‘Come help us shake the ground for these boys as we lead them to their final resting place’
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Family members of Dilynn and Jace Creel are asking East Texas motorcycle riders to join the funeral procession for the two boys Thursday morning.
The two boys were killed when a tree fell on their parents’ car in the 1800 block of Dewitt Henson Road in Angelina County Saturday afternoon.
Services for Dilynn, 8, and Jace, 3, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Carraway Funeral Home in Lufkin. Edward Anderson, the boys’ uncle, said the procession will go from Lufkin to the Old Palestine Cemetery in Alto, which is located on State Highway 21 in the direction of Nacogdoches.
Anderson said a constable will lead the procession, and the plan calls for the motorcycle riders to be next in line.
The boys’ dad said he hopes so many motorcycles take part in the procession that the ground will shake, Anderson said.
“Both boys loved motorcycles, so let’s help them out,” Anderson said. “If you want to ride, be at the funeral home at 9 a.m., no later than 9:30 a.m., so bikes can be put into position.”
Anderson said the ride is open to anyone who wants to come and show their support for the Creel family.
“If you’re a part of a club or just an independent rider, come help us shake the ground for these boys as we lead them to their final resting place,” Anderson said.
Dilynn was a second grader at Central Elementary in Pollok.
In Dilynn’s honor, faculty, staff, and students at Central Elementary wore green Monday. Grief counselors were on had to help students to cope with the loss of their classmate, and students were asked to draw their favorite memories of Dilynn or what they are going to miss most about him.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to support the Creel family.
“All love, support, and prayers are greatly appreciated,” the GoFundMe page states.
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